This is a band logo and will be used in many ways on CD’s, signs, website, merchandise and more. The font style must be readable and the logo distinctive. This is not about jesters as fools or clowns so don’t start looking for jester clown images because this will not win the contest for you. That said, the client may be up for the inclusion of a well done jester hat and does like harlequin diamond patterns. A point of historical interest, jesters were actually storytellers, musicians, and were usually quite brilliant for being able to see the truth and making humor of a situation at the king’s court. The visual tone of the logo should be professional, fun, energetic, mystical, maybe even exotic but definitely classy.
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Regarding the logo we seek, there are no restrictions on font style, however, the client really likes the font “Bleeding Cowboys Pro,” a font that is consistent with a steampunk theme. While the client is open to a variety of colors, be aware that the client likes darker reds, black, white oranges, yellow, hues of green, and blue.
The client would be open to the logo being an integrated badge. Visual styles to considered are neo-victorian, steampunk and maybe a bit of the “wild west” in the USA. The new logo should be strong, clean, vibrant and very legible. The brand should in no way be soft, frilly or flowery. Please explore both positive and negative space. Lastly, we would like to explore multiple aspect ratios from roughly two widths to one height to a one width to one height.